Thank you to Windsor Park Baptist Church for creating this resource, which we are reproducing each day with permission. It was originally made as a booklet by WindsorCreative with visual identity adapted from resources. Click here for an introduction to Māori Language Week.

Rāapa | Wednesday

Pepeha is the reality or the physical locations of genealogy and ancestors. For Pakeha or tauiwi (people who are not Māori), this is the whakaaro (thoughts) that we need to think about when we adapt Pepeha.

Ko ___ te/toku maunga | ___ is the/my mountain

Ko ___ te/toku awa/moana | ___ is the/my river/ocean

Ko ___ te/toku waka | is the/my canoe/vessel

Ko ___ te/toku iwi | is the/my tribe

Ko ___ te/toku hapo | is the/my subtribe

Ko ___ te/toku whare tupuna | is the/my ancestral meeting house

Ko noho ana au kei (insert region) | I currently reside in (insert region)


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